This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G but all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Growing up in a non-sports fan household, my first real introduction to cheering on a team probably came in high school when I would go with friends to football games (although I highly doubt that I paid that much attention to the game itself).
In college, however, I began to notice that attending football game after football game actually left me quite a bit interested in the game itself. Whether it was the die hard spirit of the school and the fans or simply that I finally understood many of the rules and complexities, football was suddenly much less foreign and a lot more fun.
Fast forward to today and having married a born and raised Wisconsin boy? Football. Football is life and the Packers are everything (followed closely by our alumni, the University of Wisconsin Badgers). We watch, we cheer, we yell, we travel to see games in person — it's just what we do!
|The next generation of Packer fans, circa 2011.|
So when it comes to getting together with family and friends to spend a day eating, drinking, and cheering on the green and gold, there is no doubt that we have a few traditions.
Wearing full Packer gear? Check.
Craft projects planned for the kids when they get bored? Check (thanks to Grandma).
Bowls of chips and pretzels filled? Stocked up on beverages? Sandwich fixings prepared? Taco dip opened and ready? Check, check, check.
Really, the only negative about getting together to watch football is the cleanup, both before and after. I'm not having people over when our house is a mess and, due to the amount of "enthusiasm" displayed during the game, the aftermath can be a bit tricky as well.
Fortunately, Walmart has the perfect P&G home and personal care products to ensure that everyone can enjoy the Big Game without worry!
From cooking to cleaning to spills to stains, I always find myself turning to P&G for the Big Game as well as for every day life. They have a product for everything!
Most recently, I knew we were set for all upcoming football games and beyond thanks to the great selection of P&G items sent over from Walmart.
Along with vacuuming up the cat hairs off of the furniture and ensuring my kids have removed their toys from the middle of the living room, my pre-game cleaning prep is mainly spent in the kitchen and guest bathroom.
Risk having guests go into the restroom and find that the toilet paper roll is empty? No, thank you! Instead the Charmin Ultra Strong Mega Rolls 12-pack provides plenty of extras, while also being clog-safe, septic-safe, and 4X stronger when wet than the leading bargain brand.
See that Febreze Air Effects Linen & Sky waiting right there as well? No one wants the embarrassment of leaving odors in the bathroom, so keeping that single bottle there provides the satisfaction of knowing that tough odors will be eliminated (rather than covered up) without being overpowering.
With the bathroom cleaned and stocked, that leaves the kitchen and my personal favorite P&G product, Bounty Select-A-Size.
These hardworking paper towels contain their awesome Trap & Lock Technology to quickly absorb messes and the fact that I can grab them in half or full sizes means they are perfect for cleanup in any size. Slushy footprints in the front hall? Milk drips on the floor from a leaky container? BBQ sauce splattered on the table? It's all no match for Bounty Select-A-Size!
Also, not only does Bounty come in handy before and during our Big Game celebrations, but they're a must for my final cleanup afterward. And while I'm wiping the last of the sticky fingerprints off of the chairs, I typically have a load of laundry running at the same time to take care of all of the spills and messes that occurred on our clothing.
I'm not sure how my children (and okay, sometimes me, too) can end up with food all over their outfits, but at least Tide PODS Spring Meadow is there to do the dirty work for me. This 3-in-1 detergent (detergent, stain remover and brightener all in one) dissolves quickly in both hot or cold water and can be used in HE or traditional machines.
Year after year our #GameDayTraditions stay intact thanks to P&G high quality products that are available at Walmart!
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What are the game day traditions in your household?